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Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Chor und Orchester der Oper Zurich - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2014/2001) [BDRip]

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Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Chor und Orchester der Oper Zurich - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2014/2001) [BDRip]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Chor und Orchester der Oper Zürich - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2014/2001) [BDRip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 187 min | 10,1 Gb
Audio: Italiano / PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 16 bits
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub: English, French, Japanese

The overwhelming success of the Prague performance of Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) in December 1786, led to the commissioning of a new opera. Mozart and his librettist Lorenzo da Ponte turned to the Don Juan theme, making this promising material the basis for their new opera. In the spring of 1787 Mozart began to compose it in Vienna, and was able to complete it in Prague by the autumn of the same year. Don Giovanni received its first performance, under the composer’s personal direction, on 20 October 1787 at Prague’s Count Nostitz National Theatre.

John Eliot Gardiner, The English Baroque Soloists - Mozart: Cosi fan tutte (2002/1992)

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John Eliot Gardiner, The English Baroque Soloists - Mozart: Cosi fan tutte (2002/1992)

John Eliot Gardiner, The English Baroque Soloists - Mozart: Così fan tutte (2002/1992)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Italiano | LinearPCM, 2 ch | DTS, 5 ch | Dolby AC3, 6 ch | 7.06 Gb+7.77 Gb (2xDVD9) | 193 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

When this staging was presented in 1992, in various theatres, Gardiner decided to be his own director because he didn't trust any available alternative to be faithful to Da Ponte's and Mozart's original. In the circumstances his was a sensible decision because his deeply discerning stage interpretation perfectly seconds his own musically perceptive reading. His keen understanding of what this endlessly fascinating work is about is made plain in his absorbing essay in the booklet.

Andre Previn, San Francisco Opera Orchestra - Previn: A Streetcar named Desire (1998)

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Andre Previn, San Francisco Opera Orchestra - Previn: A Streetcar named Desire (1998)

André Previn, San Francisco Opera Orchestra - Previn: A Streetcar named Desire (1998)
PAL 16:9 (720x576) | English (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.41 Gb (DVD9) | 167 min
Classical | Arthaus Musik | Sub.: Deutsch, Francais

André Previn turned seventy in 1999. From Berlin refugee to multi-Oscar-winning film score composer, from great jazz pianist to chief conductor of both the London Symphony and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestras, through four marriages including Mia Farrow and present wife Heather, with an honorary knighthood for his services to British music, his story is extraordinary. Previn's remarkable career reached a climax in September 1998 with the premier of his first opera, A Streetcar Named Desire. He also conducted the production at the San Francisco Opera, with Renée Fleming as Blanche.

Martin Pearlman, Boston Baroque - Gluck: Iphigénie en Tauride (2000)

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Martin Pearlman, Boston Baroque - Gluck: Iphigénie en Tauride (2000)

Martin Pearlman, Boston Baroque - Gluck: Iphigénie en Tauride (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 768 Mb | Total time: 60:12+73:54 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Telarc | CD-80546 | Recorded: 1999

The most popular opera of Gluck might be Orfeo ed Euridice, but this one, Iphigénie en Tauride, is probably his most dramatically involving. It is about familial love and deep friendship and, as such, lacks the usual "love" music and interest. But the waters here run deep, and Martin Pearlman and his singers plumb those depths. Christine Goerke's Iphigénie is dignified, rich with expression and beautiful tone. Almost no less good is the Orestes of Rodney Gilfry, who uses his high baritone with intelligence and ease, singing tenderly when needed and explosively at other times. Vinson Cole brings grainy, expressive tenor to the role of Pylades firmly and effectively; and Stephen Salters, as the villainous Thaos, might sing coarsely, but it suits the character.

John Eliot Gardiner, The English Baroque Soloists - Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro (1994)

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John Eliot Gardiner, The English Baroque Soloists - Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro (1994)

John Eliot Gardiner, The English Baroque Soloists - Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 712 Mb | Total time: 70:12+63:08+45:20 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | 439 871-2 | Recorded: 1993

In common with others these days, and with good musicological reasons, Gardiner re-jigs the ordering of Act III, positioning ‘Dove sono’ somewhat earlier than usual. He departs more radically from tradition by offering, in addition, a reordered version of Act IV. This is convincing as scholarship as well as drama – two qualities which inform the whole of this sparkling yet searching performance, a team effort which nonetheless permits plenty of sharply etched characterisation as well as some exceptionally fine singing.

John Eliot Gardiner, The English Baroque Soloists - Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (2001/1993)

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John Eliot Gardiner, The English Baroque Soloists - Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (2001/1993)

John Eliot Gardiner, The English Baroque Soloists - Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (2001/1993)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.26 Gb (DVD9) | 168 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

It is an oft-repeated saw, about life in the heavenly spheres, that the angels revere Bach but listen to Mozart. If they have DVD players, you can bet they're now watching this stunning production of Le Nozze di Figaro ("The Marriage of Figaro"), which comes about as close to Mozartian perfection as one could possibly hope to get. The faultlessly cast youthful performers bubble with infectious energy. Alison Hagley is a sprightly Susanna with a voice as clear as a bell, and brilliantly matched by a 28-year-old Bryn Terfel both acting and sounding in fine form. Hillevi Martinpelto demonstrates why she is one of the world's favourite Mozart singers with her melting tones, richly coloured voice and generous stage presence, and Rodney Gilfry gives a muscular, wonderfully controlled performance as the Count.

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Chor und Orchester der Oper Zurich - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2005)

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Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Chor und Orchester der Oper Zurich - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2005)

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Chor und Orchester der Oper Zürich - Mozart: Don Giovanni (2005)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 5 ch) | 187 min | 7,17+4,11 Gb (DVD9+DVD5)
Classical | Label: Arthaus Musik | Sub: Italiano, English, Francais, Espanol, Japanese, Deutsch | Recorded: 2001

The overwhelming success of the Prague performance of Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) in December 1786, led to the commissioning of a new opera. Mozart and his librettist Lorenzo da Ponte turned to the Don Juan theme, making this promising material the basis for their new opera. In the spring of 1787 Mozart began to compose it in Vienna, and was able to complete it in Prague by the autumn of the same year. Don Giovanni received its first performance, under the composer’s personal direction, on 20 October 1787 at Prague’s Count Nostitz National Theatre. This production of Don Giovanni at the Zurich Opera House was staged by the highly creative team of conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt, director Jürgen Flimm and set-designer Erich Wonder. Rodney Gilfry and Cecilia Bartoli lead a first-class group of singers.

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, The Zurich Opera Orchestra - Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro (2002)

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Nikolaus Harnoncourt, The Zurich Opera Orchestra - Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro (2002)

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Orchestra of the Zurich Opera House - Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro (2002)
PAL 16:9 (720x576) | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 197 min | 7,41+6,46 Gb (2xDVD9)
Classical | Label: TDK | Sub: English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Italiano | Recorded: 1996

Though Harnoncourt may be a little over-cautious, what's lost in joie de vivre is gained in clarity and nuance. Similarly, the singers have plenty of space to enunciate and cherish every rolling phrase. Although Carlos Chausson makes an appealing everyman character as Figaro, he and everyone else must perform (sometimes literally) in Rodney Gilfry's domineering shadow. Gilfry's Alamaviva is a swaggering counterpart to his Don Giovanni, with the same almost overwhelming sexual presence and charisma; no wonder, then, that Eva Mei's Countess is so jealous, or that Isabel Rey's Susanna seems genuinely attracted despite her better judgment. The ensemble cast are uniformly delightful and, unusually, are all good actors: when the Count and Countess squabble, Gilfry and Mei really work themselves into a fine passion.
– Mark Walker